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And you don't stop

Big Rush, Strange Famous, and Meta P are on the way
The next two weekends in provide plenty of reasons to get out and support local hip-hop.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  June 19, 2013

Off the Couch: Shorts 'n' sleeves

See Roomful for free!
From Rampant Decay to Tinsel Teeth
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  June 19, 2013

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A whole new world

 Allysen Callery's steel strings for starry nights
East Bay singer-songwriter-guitarist Allysen Callery returns with another must-hear gem in ' ' Mumblin' Sue ' (75orLess Records), the follow-up to the companion EPs ' Winter Island ' and ' The Summer Place .'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  June 05, 2013

Off the Couch: Friends with benefits

 Stacked lineup to help David Lamb
Plus, Big City Bumpus, Benny Sizzler, and more
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  June 05, 2013

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Take the 'Dive'

 Northern Lands is officially on the map (and on tap)
 Northern Lands is officially on the map (and on tap)
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 29, 2013

Off the Couch: June buggin'

 Electro-noise and a David Lamb benefit
 Electro-noise and a David Lamb benefit
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 29, 2013



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Beyond awesome

 Gertrude Atherton's EP was worth the wait
The new EP by PVD trio Gertrude Atherton, Isle of Lost Skulls , is a gnarled beauty of a debut and proves to be well worth the wait. I have been eagerly anticipating this record since catching drummer Melanie Fuest, singer/guitarist Shannon Le Corre, and bassist Nicole Lagace in action a dozen or so times over the past year.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 22, 2013

Off the Couch: Happy birtthday, Bob!

Musical fireworks on a holiday weekend
A Dylan party, the In the Round Square Festival, and more
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 22, 2013

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Blue-collar blues

Prolyphic and Buddy Peace salute the 'Working Man'
Cranston native and Strange Famous Records rhyme rep Prolyphic digs even deeper into his personal journals on his new album ' Working Man ,' the long-awaited follow-up to his 2008 SFR debut ' The Ugly Truth .'  
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 14, 2013

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Catching up with the Rice Cakes

Roz, Casey, and Justin continue their epic musical quest
Roz, Casey, and Justin continue their epic musical quest
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 08, 2013

Off the Couch: In the groove

 From Ghostface Killah to the Gnomes
Plus Jay Berndt & the Orphans, Maylssa & the Liberators, and the 'Mericans
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 07, 2013



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Feeling the pain

Vudu Sister aren't a folk band, either
Singer-songwriter Keith McCurdy corralled an impressive host of friends to plug in and rock-the-fuck-out on Vudu Sister's brand-new sophomore effort, 'Household Items ,' the fantastic follow-up to the 2012 Vudu debut Bastard Children and the debut release from the Columbus Recording Company.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 01, 2013

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Such great heights

Sara Azriel soars on her stunning new EP
Add another incredible voice to the list of exceptional female singer/songwriters here in Rhode Island — Sara Azriel.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 24, 2013

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Brown Bird are not a folk band

The Rhode Island duo cranks it up and gets cerebral on 'Fits of Reason'
Brown Bird's David Lamb and MorganEve Swain challenge themselves (and anyone who still insists on calling them a folk band) on their stunning new album, Fits of Reason .
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 17, 2013

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Bring all the noise

Rob Duguay curates a week-long rager
Local music man-about-town Rob Duguay is the mastermind behind the Artistic Explosion Music Festival, featuring more than two dozen of Rhode Island's best musical acts.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 16, 2013

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Showcase showdown

Torn Shorts triumph at the WBRU Rock Hunt
And the winner is . . . Torn Shorts! Congratulations to the East Bay quartet on a hard-earned victory at the 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt Finals held last Saturday at the Met.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 10, 2013



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Brown Bird is not a folk band

The Warren duo crank it up and get cerebral on ' Fits of Reason'
Brown Bird's David Lamb and MorganEve Swain challenge themselves (and anyone who still insists on calling them a folk band) on their stunning new album, Fits of Reason (via local label Supply & Demand).
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 08, 2013

Hey ladies!

Sarah, Kristi, and Roz = ready to rock!
Sarah, Kristi, and Roz = ready to rock!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 27, 2013

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Herra Terra channels New Wave on 'Hyperborean'

Wired for sound
Herra Terra has a new label, new drummer, and a new EP flush with New Wave-inspired electro-grooves titled 'Hyperborean.'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 27, 2013

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The 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 2

Ready to rumble
Congratulations to Lolita Black and the Brother Kite on moving ahead to the 95.5 WBRU Rock Hunt finals following impressive performances last weekend.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 19, 2013

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The 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1

Mega-March Madness
Some local pros are in the mix for the 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt title.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 13, 2013


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